Databases by Department

This is a listing of databases of particular relevance for research at Teachers College. The databases are organized by department and correlate with the disciplines represented by the College’s departments and programs. These databases for the most part cover the periodical literature in their respective fields, but some also provide citations and abstracts for books, book chapters, papers, reports, dissertations, and curriculum materials, as well as statistical and directory information, and some are collections of non-print materials of various kinds.

There are several key databases that are critical for searching the literature in essentially all subject fields at the College; these include ERIC, Education Full Text, PsycINFO, ProQuest, Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, and Digital Dissertations. These resources in general are not included in the listing By Department, but they are essential for serious study in all included fields.


Arts and Humanities (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences
  • SAGE Premier 
  • Taylor & Francis Journals
  • TeachingBooks


Biobehavioral Sciences (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • ComDisDome
  • Education Research Complete
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • Human Kinetics Journals
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts


Counseling and Clinical Psychology (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • APA PsychNet
  • Psychologists’ Desk Reference


Curriculum and Teaching (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts


Education Policy and Social Analysis (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • Education Research Complete
  • Encyclopedia of Education
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Social Sciences Full Text


Health and Behavior Studies (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • JSTOR Health & General Science Collection
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Social Sciences Full Text


Human Development (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • Social Sciences Full Text


International and Transcultural Studies (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • Education Research Complete 
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Multilingual Matters 
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Social Sciences Full Text


Mathematics, Science, and Technology (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • LearnTechLib
  • Handbook of College Science Teaching


Organization and Leadership (see all recommendations)

Example TC databases:

  • APA PsycNET (including PsycArticles, PsycBooks, PsycCritiques, and PsycExtra) 
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Westlaw Campus Research